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Description: Church of St Oswald
Date Listed: 3 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185040
OS Grid Reference: SD3593848334
OS Grid Coordinates: 335938, 448334
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9272, -2.9771
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SD 34 NE PREESALL WITH HACKENSALL LANCASTER ROAD
2/28 Church of St. Oswald
Church, 1896 by Austin and Paley. Red brick with sandstone dressings and green
slate roof. Comprises a nave and chancel under a continuous roof, a south
aisle, south porch, and transepts. South aisle of 4 bays, the central windows
paired. Windows of 2 lights, each with a quatrefoil under a pointed head with
hood. The south transept, which is buttressed, has a similar window, but with
the heads of the lights cusped. The gabled porch has a door with moulded round
arch. The west window is of 3 cusped ogee lights. The north nave wall is of
3 bays, the windows having flat heads and cusped lights. The east window has
a pointed head, 4 cusped ogee lights, and tracery with curvilinear motifs.
Towards the west end of the nave roof is a bellcote clad in shingles, of square
plan splayed back to a short spire. Interior has walls of exposed brickwork with
sandstone dressings, the chancel walls being clad entirely in sandstone. The
south aisle is of 4 bays having octagonal piers with concave sides. The nave
roof trusses have tie beams, braced king posts, and a ceiling which follows the
curve of arch braces to form a barrel roof. All has stendil decoration. The
south transept contains a chapel, the north transept forming an organ chamber.
The chancel screen, with Perpendicular tracery, incorporates a pulpit at its
northern end. The chancel has a piscina and double sedilia. A plan and perspective
view displayed inside the church, by Austin and Paley and dated 1896, shows
the church as proposed, including a west tower which was not executed.
Listing NGR: SD3593848334
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Source: English Heritage
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